About six months before this, I did my first performance in Los Angeles at a high brow art show. I did a half hour WRAPPING ROCKING. It got much praise, except for "it was a little too long”! (I was doing 48-hour private performances at the time!) So this time I did a six-hour ritual performance (this was my first of these)! Most of the cast had been in WRAPPING ROCKING because their teacher Rachel Rosenthal encouraged them to work with me. So the nudity and eroticism was not a block to most of them. We performed at Rachel's space. I would have many of these people in my future work!
And I do believe that Barbara Smith came to this. We two would do a private performance together.